2024 Highland Business Dinner: Introducing Our Associate Sponsors

This year’s Inverness Chamber of Commerce Highland Business Dinner is bigger than ever following the announcement of the writer, podcaster, campaigner, and communicator, Alastair Campbell as the keynote speaker.

The Highland Business Dinner has proven it’s the hottest ticket in the Highland business calendar and so we are delighted to welcome back as this year’s Principal Sponsors Nevis Range and Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE). We’re also happy to have two new supporters in Associate Sponsors, Mackenzie Construction and Europlan Engineering UK.

Maggie’s Highlands has been named as the nominated charity partner for the event.

Our Sponsors are an integral part of our celebrations, recognising the strength and vision of our Highland business community. This week we speak to our Associate Sponsors, Mackenzie Construction and Europlan Engineering UK Ltd to get an overview of their businesses and why they value their partnership with the Highland Business Dinner. 

Mark Bramley

Mackenzie Construction is a leading Scottish civil engineering and structural refurbishment contractor with operations across Scotland and England. Headquartered in Glasgow and with regional hubs in Inverness, Dundee and Newcastle, Mackenzie Construction is a trusted and established contractor that operates with service excellence, honesty and safety at the forefront of all it does. Mackenzie Construction is driven by an ethos of continuous improvement and through a combination of people excellence, an innovative approach to delivery, and its commitment to Net Zero, it is striving to work smarter for a more sustainable future.

Mark Bramley, Mackenzie Construction’s Regional Director of the North, explains why the business wanted to play a key role in this year’s event, saying: “As an established contractor in the North of Scotland, Mackenzie Construction is eager to connect with industry leaders and build on those key relationships within the region. We are delighted to be an Associate Sponsor at the Highland Business Dinner this year, to celebrate the success of the region in the past year and look forward to seeing the ambitions and aspirations for the North of Scotland as we progress through 2024 and beyond”.

Donnchadh Campbell

For the last four decades Europlan has been a trusted partner to the engineering and industrial sectors worldwide.  It has been working in the Highlands for the past 18 months on the Sumitomo cable factory at Nigg as the Design and Programme Manager. As a result, Europlan has increased its Inverness and Highland based workforce and is now able to offer services in Design & Programme Management, Procurement Service, Construction & Completion Services and Health and Safety Consultancy across the North of Scotland.

On supporting the Highland Business Awards for the first time, Donnchadh Campbell, Managing Director for Europlan, said: “As a new company to the Highlands of Scotland we have been delighted at the support we’ve received from Inverness Chamber of Commerce and the connections that they’ve helped us make. We recognise the Highland Business Dinner as one of the most important events in the calendar and were delighted to come on board as an Associate Sponsor. We look forward to meeting many of our professional colleagues on the evening.”

Being held on Friday 17 May, at The Drumossie Hotel, the Highland Business Dinner will showcase the diversity of the region’s business landscape. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the region’s successes over the past year, while remaining focused on its collective ambitions for 2024 and beyond.

Paula Nicol, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Events said, “This event is special to me. It brings together our business community and is a celebration of what is great about doing business here in the Highlands – with its diversity and strength represented in the room. Every year we are trying to make sure we live up to the expectations of our guests – giving them a night to remember and we’re sure this year will not disappoint with a full to capacity room and political commentator, mental health campaigner and podcaster Alasdair Campbell.

“We’re so pleased to have Nevis Range and HIE return as Principal Sponsors of this year’s Dinner, demonstrating the value they see in being associated with this event while showing their support to our Highland business community.  

“I’m also thrilled to welcome Mackenzie Construction and Europlan Engineering as Associate Sponsors. This is the first year both have supported the Highland Business Dinner, signifying their commitment to our region and building a thriving economy.”

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